Steven Skakel

Steven is an Independent Director and Trustee with a portfolio of roles. He is currently Chair of Shirley Deanery and Birmingham Diocesan Synods. In addition to joining the Birmingham Diocesan Academies Trust, Steven is a member of the Bishop’s Council for The Church of England Birmingham, a member of the national Church of England Peer Review team, a trustee of the Barrow Cadbury Trust and a school governor.

Prior to this Steven was on the Board of NextiraOne UK as Managing Director from 2006 to 2014. He has more than twenty years’ experience of the enterprise communications market (Voice, Video, Data, Contact Centre and Data Centre) gained in operational sales and service roles offering consulting, solutions and services.

Outside of work Steven is passionate about Birmingham and the West Midlands region, despite hailing from Edinburgh! His passion and mission is to make a difference, encouraging and supporting others as they seek to be the best they can be. Steven is married to Sally with two children, Patrick (25) and Nicola (22) and they live in Solihull, West Midlands.